Monday, 16 January 2017

Jimmy Olsen, Wife Beater

A quick detour back to the Silver Age now, for a Jimmy Olsen story you absolutely won't believe. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be appalled, you'll need to put a cushion on the floor for when your jaw hits it, as everybody's favourite cub reporter becomes... a domestic violence perpetrator?!!

And while we're on the subject, check out this blatantly made up letter from a Lois Lane reader with a suspiciously L.L. name, from about the same period. What was going on up at DC that week?


  1. As excuses go, blaming a sneaky boxing kangaroo is a bit lame - just as well for Jimmy that at the end it turns out Lucy does actually go for him more after being knocked around! Truly appalling stuff from DC.
    But... erm, thanks for posting.
    The letters page was a nice touch...


  2. Is there a sequel story, Olsen the Redneck where he does the same stuff only with a flannel shirt? ;)

  3. That goddam Jimmy Olsen.
    He was a menace!
    Everything was always a catastrophe with that guy.


  4. Guess you won't be waving Jimmy Olsen Fan Club placards at any airports then, MP.
    You have to wonder how come their meetings seem to be able to draw a sizeable crowd...